New NiAl-strengthened ferritic steels with balanced creep resistance and ductility designed by coupling thermodynamic calculations with focused experiments

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Author(s)

  • Z. K. Teng
  • F. Zhang
  • M. K. Miller
  • S. Huang
  • Y. T. Chou
  • R. H. Tien
  • Y. A. Chang
  • P. K. Liaw

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-115
Journal / PublicationIntermetallics
Volume29
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012

Abstract

Two critical issues restricting the applications of NiAl precipitate-strengthened ferritic steels are their poor room temperature ductility and insufficient creep resistance at temperatures higher than 600 °C. In this study, a thermodynamic modeling approach is integrated with experiments focused on investigating the ductility and creep resistance of steel alloys based on the Fe-Ni-Al-Cr-Mo multi-component system. The mechanical property studies showed that the creep resistance increases with increasing the volume fraction of B2-ordered precipitates, while the opposite trend was observed for the ductility. Low solubility of Al in the α-Fe matrix was found to favor a ductility increase. Thermodynamic calculations were used to predict the volume fraction of B2-ordered precipitate and the elemental partitioning to guide the selection of alloy compositions that might exhibit the balanced creep resistance and ductility. Key experiments were then conducted to validate the prediction. This integrated approach was found to be very effective in the alloy development. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • A. Nickel aluminides, based on NiAl, B. Alloy design, B. Brittleness and ductility, B. Creep, E. Phase diagram, prediction

Citation Format(s)

New NiAl-strengthened ferritic steels with balanced creep resistance and ductility designed by coupling thermodynamic calculations with focused experiments. / Teng, Z. K.; Zhang, F.; Miller, M. K.; Liu, C. T.; Huang, S.; Chou, Y. T.; Tien, R. H.; Chang, Y. A.; Liaw, P. K.

In: Intermetallics, Vol. 29, 10.2012, p. 110-115.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review